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I have seen this source quoted in multiple places (e.g., OU here, note 17) as the Chazon Ish Zeraim Demai 15:1. See also R Doniel Neustadt noting in footnote 29 here other poskim who agree.


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It is from the Rambam's introduction to the Eight Chapters Know, however, that the ideas presented in these chapters and in the following commentary are not of my own invention; neither did I think out the explanations contained therein, but I have gleaned them from the words of the wise occurring in the Midrashim, in the Talmud, and in other of their works,...


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See the introduction to the Guide of the Perplexed, where Maimonides states that the truth is the truth no matter what its source.


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Several other sources allude to the point made above, that Lot became rich by virtue of his proximity to Avraham. Eicha Rabbah 1:38 אַרְבָּעָה דְּבָרִים טוֹבִים הֵיטִיב אַבְרָהָם לְלוֹט, הֲדָא הוּא דִכְתִיב (בראשית יב, ד): וַיֵּלֶךְ אַבְרָם כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר אֵלָיו ה' וַיֵּלֶךְ אִתּוֹ לוֹט. וְאוֹמֵר (בראשית יג, ה): וְגַם לְלוֹט הַהֹלֵךְ אֶת אַבְרָם וגו'. ...


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In addition to the excellent answer of @Dov I would add a link to minhag-resources on the website of the Dutch Jewish Community. https://www.nik.nl/chazzanoet/Minhagim/minhagim-books.htm There is a mix of modern and pre-war; Most of the info is curated with the express purpose of maintaining the minhagim of prewar and just post-war communities. Much of the ...


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There is a sefer written by Rabbi Yehuda Brilleman that deals expressly with the Minhagei Amsterdam, suitably called Sefer Minhagei Amsterdam. Some good further reading can be found here


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The Raava'd (אברהם בן דוד הלוי - הראב"ד הראשון) in his sefer kabala says this. as does the אברבנל (מעיני הישועה- המעיין י"א)


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The "he" refers to the speaker, in this case Moses. Abarbanel quotes the book of Yosiphon as saying that some of the troops used by Rome in the destruction of the second Temple came from Britain/England.


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Edit: Found it. It was written by Rabbi Meir ben Shimon of Narbonne in a letter he wrote against the Kabbalah (published by Adolf Neubauer in JQR 4:3, pg. 358): "...וכבר הגיע אותו ספר לידינו ומצאנו בו שתלו אותו בר' נחוניא בן הקנה חס ושלום לא היה ולא נברא ולא נכשל בו אותו צדיק..." Translation: "...And this book has just come into our ...


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Here's the source in Imrei Yehuda by R' Yehudah Leib Woll: ויאמר יוסף אל אחיו אני יוסף העוד אבי חי. הקשו המפרשים הלא כבר שאל להם על אביו והשיבו שהוא חי. ואפ"ל שיוסף אמר להם זאת לסימן שיאמינו לו שהוא יוסף. וזה ויאמר יוסף אל אחיו אני יוסף והסימן הוא העוד אבי חי. למה אני שואל רק על אבי אם הוא חי ולא על אמי. כי יודע אנכי שכבר מתה. ואם אין אני יוסף מאין ...


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The Ohr HaChaim has a whole piece on it. It writes in Parshas Vayechi 47:29 וַיִּקְרְב֣וּ יְמֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵל֮ לָמוּת֒ וַיִּקְרָ֣א ׀ לִבְנ֣וֹ לְיוֹסֵ֗ף וַיֹּ֤אמֶר לוֹ֙ אִם־נָ֨א מָצָ֤אתִי חֵן֙ בְּעֵינֶ֔יךָ שִֽׂים־נָ֥א יָדְךָ֖ תַּ֣חַת יְרֵכִ֑י וְעָשִׂ֤יתָ עִמָּדִי֙ חֶ֣סֶד וֶאֱמֶ֔ת אַל־נָ֥א תִקְבְּרֵ֖נִי בְּמִצְרָֽיִם׃ And when the time approached for Israel to ...


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It happens to be that I personally have never observed the custom you are describing. Nevertheless, I was able to find a source. The Beit Yosef (OC 651) cites that this practice was defended by Tosfot (this view is found in our versions of Tosfot to Sukkah 37b, d.h. behodu; link): ועכשיו שנהגו שש"ץ אומר יאמר נא והצבור עונין הודו וכן ביאמרו נא בית אהרן ...


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Rabbi Philip Biberfeld in Universal Jewish History, vol 2, argues that there were at least some practical implications for priestly roles in how the Avot lived their lives: "From Biblical records one can deduce that originally neither priests nor temples existed. Worship was conducted by the head of the family and entrusted to the firstborn son...In ...


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